Saturday, April 26, 2008

Goodbye BYU

Well, Josh is officially done with school!! Well, the classes at least...he still needs an internship to graduate, but no more finals for him! I am so proud of him and so happy that he got a great education. We are both now college grads and I'm so glad! As for our future, things have turned out differently than we expected. We now have no idea where we'll be in a month. It's pretty much 50/50 between Irvine, CA and Salt Lake City. There are definitely good things about both places and the different opportunities that he has are both great. So we will be happy either way, but I'd be even happier knowing where we will be! So, only time will tell... we're ultimately just waiting to hear from the Irvine job and if that doesn't work out then we'll be staying here a couple more years. Man, I hate the unknown!!

Well, the past 4 days have been pretty crappy. Josh has been in Oregon since Wednesday so I'm lucky enough to be all by myself. I hate being home alone, I just couldn't go with them because of work. So far though, they won their game on Thursday and they're playing right now and winning by a lot! So I'm sure they'll win today too. They come back tomorrow morning, so I'm really excited! After this weekend, they have their conference tournament next weekend and then in about 2 weeks we go to Dallas for the National tournament!! I get to go to that one, so I can't wait!

That's all for soon as I know what's going on with our lives, I will be sure to let you know...

Monday, April 21, 2008

For those of you who like Cafe Rio...

I found the best recipes! So a good friend of mine was so kind to give me her recipe for the Cafe Rio Pork and let me just tell you, it tastes pretty darn good! Of course it's not exact, but it's pretty darn close and way too easy not to try it yourself! We made this for dinner tonight and had some friends over and it was a hit! So here is the pork recipe:

Cafe Rio Pork

5-6 lb Pork Roast (loin) (Mine was only about 2lbs)
1 tbs cumin
1 c brown sugar
12 oz bottle La Victoria (red) Taco Sauce
20 oz bottle coke

Cook roast on low for 12 hrs in crock pot with water added halfway up the pork. After 12 hours, drain water and add remaining ingredients. Continue cooking for four hours. Shred meat and cook for two more hours.

I actually didn't have cumin, so I didn't use it, and I thought it still tasted great. I actually started the pork last night before I went to bed and let it cook while we were asleep and then in the morning Josh added the rest of the ingredients and we actually let it cook even longer because we didn't eat it until about you can cook it pretty long. Those are just guidelines. Also, if you want to make it a little spicy (which we did) use the medium La Victoria sauce instead of the mild. I think I might try mild next time though...I'm not a very spicy eater.

Now, my favorite thing at Cafe Rio is the salad, so I had to make the dressing as well! This also turned out great! Here is the recipe for that:

Cafe Rio Salad Dressing

1 buttermilk ranch dressing packet (MAKE AS PER RECIPE...I forgot to do this at first, haha)
2 tomatillos (tomato like vegetable with a husk around them)
½ bunch of cilantro (I only used 1/4 bunch and it was plenty, so add a little at first, but you can always add more)
1 clove garlic
Juice of 1 lime
1 jalapeƱo (Use the seeds too if you like it spicy. I actually just got a jar of jalapenos and put a tiny bit in)

Use a food processor/blender to blend all the ingredients well. Refrigerate.

I hope you enjoy.... because we sure did and we have plenty of leftovers!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Kinda fun...

I love to type and here is a little test I took, see how you do! I got 2 words wrong.

99 words


So I took it a second time and improved my score! YAY!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

I know... I know

Ok... so spring has sprung, obviously and I still haven't changed my blog. I am really bad at this. I just don't have anything to say! I still work at Fidelity, Josh is still graduating, we're still living in Provo...I guess I just have better things to do than blog lately!

Well, Josh had his last home game of the season last week which was sad, but all of the seniors were recognized and it was great to watch him play. His dad and brother were in town, which made the weekend great and my parents were in town as well! It was a wonderful weekend. Also, Josh was picked as the national lacrosse player of the week!!!!! I couldn't believe it, he is so amazing! He had such an amazing last few games and is just playing awesome! No wonder they gave him that title!

Another fun thing that I did was on Saturday, my sister-in-law Rebecca and I went to the tryouts to be on Deal or No Deal! I absolutely loved that show and had my heart set on sending in a tape with the huge application that went along with it. Well, my dad told me about the tryouts Rebecca was going to up in SLC, so I went with her! Much easier than making a tape. It was an interesting day, and some people you could tell would never make it on the show and I wanted to just tell them to not waste their day....but it was an experience nonetheless. We waited in line for about 6 1/2 hours just to be given 20 seconds to say why we should be on the show. Well, they don't pick anyone there, they just say that they can call you.... so who knows, maybe 4 or 5 months down the road you'll see us on the show! (Or driving an Escalade beacuse I already won, haha).

Josh has a game tonight against the U of U, (their rivals), but I'm sure they'll win. Then they go to Oregon next week. That is what's been going on for the last month...